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8/5/2012 (2 years ago)

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says ultimate goal must be the annihilation of Israel

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiery Ramadan speech to Islamic country ambassadors. In short, Ahmadinejad declared that the liberation of Palestine will solve all world problems and that the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel.

Among other claims, Iranian President Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust a myth and previously called for Israel's annihilation in a 2005 speech in which he used a Persian phrase that translates literally as 'wiped off the page of time.'

Among other claims, Iranian President Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust a myth and previously called for Israel's annihilation in a 2005 speech in which he used a Persian phrase that translates literally as "wiped off the page of time."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/5/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speech, Israel, Ramadan


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In a speech published on his Web site this week, President Ahmadinejad spoke to ambassadors from Islamic countries ahead of "Qods Day," or "Jerusalem Day," an annual Iranian anti-Zionist event established in 1979 by the Ayatollah Khomeini. The event falls this year on August 17. Ahmadinejad said that a "horrible Zionist current" had been managing world affairs for "about 400 years."

The Iranian president, using the usual anti-Semitic slurs accused "Zionists" of controlling the world's media and financial systems, who he says are "behind the scene of the world's main powers, media, monetary and banking centers.

"They are the decision makers, to the extent that the presidential election hopefuls [of the U.S.] must go and kiss the feet of the Zionists to ensure their election victory," he added.

Ahmadinejad added that "liberating Palestine" would solve all the world's problems, although he did not give further details on exactly how that might work.

"Qods Day is not merely a strategic solution for the Palestinian problem, as it is to be viewed as a key for solving the world problems," he said.

"Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime in order to pave the way for world justice and freedom."

The Iranian president said that Israel reinforced "the dominance of arrogant powers in the region and across the globe" and that Arab countries in particular - he cited Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Turkey - were affected by Israel's "plots."

Among other claims, Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust a myth and previously called for Israel's annihilation in a 2005 speech in which he used a Persian phrase that translates literally as "wiped off the page of time."

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